Nintendo Download For Week of 4-5-2012
To sum up this week’s Nintendo Download, I’m going to take a quote from the description of Colors! 3D, one of the apps available this week: “Tailored for touch-screen devices, it caters to everyone from serious artists to aimless doodlers“. Indeed, “aimless” would be quote apropos to sum up this week’s content, as all we have are a painting app (Colors! 3D) a Penguin-based puzzle game (Penguin Patrol) and a passable multiplayer racing game (TNT Racers). The rest of the week’s content consists of a music video from The Shins, “The Rifle’s Spiral“, and an interview with Warren Spector talking about Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Two and Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion, of which the latter actually seems interesting.
I know it may seem as I loathe what Nintendo has to offer week by week, but considering they don’t really put too much effort into making large-caliber releases ever week, and tend to neglect the Virtual Console service more often than not, it’s hard not to feel let down every week. Perhaps things will change sometime down the road (and I really hope it does), but until then you can read on below to see the full details on this week’s Nintendo Download:
Price: 1,000 Wii Points
Have you got what it takes to outrun your rivals? TNT Racersis a fun multiplayer racing game full of variety, combining fast as lightning race action with brand new features. The Shadow Race feature lets every player stay in the race even if a driver is clearly in an inferior position. But the best things are the wicked pick-ups which will ultimately decide about victory or defeat. TNT – Tracks N Tricks – cool tracks and snappy gadgets! One powerful adrenaline kick is guaranteed. Grab yourself TNT Racers today and let your competitors eat the dust!
Colors! 3D is a simple yet robust painting application that combines ease of use and powerful painting tools. Based on modern painting techniques originally developed for professional drawing tablets, Colors! 3D is tailored for touch screen devices, and caters to everyone from serious artists to aimless doodlers. Whether you are looking to sketch, paint, or draw up your next plans for world domination, Colors! 3Dis the perfect digital sketchbook.
Platform: 3DS / DSi
Price: $1.99 / 200 DSi Points
Waddle We Do?! Baby penguins have been stranded on thin ice by the evil (but oddly stylish) Walrus, and it’s up to the Penguin Patrol to rescue them! Encounter several types of penguins, such as the stubborn Bratty Penguin or the sleepy Fatty Penguin, as you trek across over 75 puzzling levels. But watch out! With each step you take, the thin ice behind you breaks. Without careful planning, you could cut off your own escape route! Featuring a charming pixel art style, delightful music, and thoughtfully designed levels, Penguin Patrol will entice players of all ages.
Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Two and Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion
Tune in to Nintendo Show 3D for an exclusive interview with Warren Spector, creator of the Disney Epic Mickey franchise.
Premiere “The Rifle’s Spiral” by The Shins (available April 6)
The band’s jaw-dropping new video for “The Rifle’s Spiral” was directed by Jamie Caliri. Don’t miss his stop-motion animation masterpiece off the band’s new album, Port of Morrow.